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Nolton Haven Beach

A sheltered cove that is a wonderful spot for photography with dramatic sunset reflections. Also a great spot to launch a kayak.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Nolton by bike with the Celtic Trail passing right by the beach. The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Getting to the beach is via a slipway which allows easy access. By car the narrow coast road from Broad Haven to Newgale runs past the beach, and there's a National Park Authority free car park on the opposite side of the road. There's also a minor road to Nolton Haven which branches off the B4341 at Portfield Gate, near Haverfordwest.

Site description
Nolton Haven is a small, fairly sheltered cove, facing south-west. It's made up of sand and shingle with rock pools and cliffs on either side. Like Little Haven, this was an export point for coal in the past, and the flat grassy terrace above the beach was the coal storage yard.

Toilets are available at Nolton. There is a pub, telephone and slipway allowing launching and easy access. There is self catering accommodation in the area. The beach is cleaned daily. Please help keep Nolton beautiful and use the facilities provided.

Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach.

Safety advice

  • The currents can be unpredictable, especially at low tide.
  • It's usually safer to bathe at high tide, but if a red flag is flying, bathing is dangerous.
  • There are seasonal Lifeguards at this beach.

Beach awards

  • Seaside Award (Rural)

Top Tips

Why not have a go at lowering your carbon footprint while in the park and hop on the stress free Puffin Shuttle?

Seasonal RNLI Lifeguards are present at the following beaches:

Healthy You

The health benefits of beaches are almost endless and there are over 50 around the Pembrokeshire Coast, many of them award-winning.


Health terms

RNLI message

  • Wherever possible, always swim at a lifeguarded beach.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them - this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone. If you get in trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.